Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 28th - Monday - slow day

Cold, windy, rainy.
Went to visit Norma. Her daughter from Fredericton: Chantale was there. Madeleine, her sister, her hubby Larry and son Yvon were all there. Nice visit with my relatives. Went to the big town of Dalhousie with Lorraine for her blood test. Started to go for a walk and rain started, turned back to the house. Another feed of smelts tonight, but MJ had enough of fish and she had mac and cheese. I would take smelts over mac & cheese any time.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27th - Sunday

Gilles and family dropped in for a bit on their way to Nova Scotia. Lise and her family left after lunch. Too darn quiet here now. NOT. Was driving by my cousin Norma's house and noticed that her sister (and my cousin) Madeleine and her hubby and son Yvon were there from Sudbury. Also Chantale from Fredericton. so we stopped in. They were having a drink in honor of my cousin Gerard who passed away, and were on their way to bury him at the cemetery. So I called Albert & Lorraine and we all drove to the cemetery to join them. Quite touching. The rain held off until the last minute. Earlier today, a long lost friend that I had connected with on Facebook: Eileen, dropped in with her partner to chat a bit before continuing on their way home. Nice to see her after such a long time.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 26, Saturday - Go see Canadian snowbirds

Got up to unsettled weather, sun in, sun out, bit of rain in afternoon then sun again. Went to see the Snowbirds at the Charlo airport. Quite interesting. Rain came down for about 10 mins and the show was delayed, but was great once started. Went for ice cream to Dalhousie after dinner with all the girls: MJ, Lorraine, Lise, Jessie, Shanie. Pierre and Albert went to check the Dalhousie marina where Pierre wanted to put his boat when they come for the week in July.

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25 - Hair cut

I had a hair cut from Norma today. Feel like a real person again. I hate long hair. Gilles, Gladys and Triston spent the afternoon with us. Lynn bought her roof rack for her kayak and is gone padling.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24th, Thursday - rain is back full force

Rained allllllll day today. So, around noon, MJ & I left for Bathurst on a search for a pair of sandals for MJ. We saw the ones she (made by Ecco) wanted but at $150.00 decided that she didn't want them that badly. We shopped for a couple to 3 hours and I ended up with a new blouse, new iron cover for Lorraine and a few groceries.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23 - Wednesday Lobster day

Organized a caterer for July (not sure what day yet) when the whole family is here. We were going to do it all ourselves, but felt that feeding 27 people would have been a bit too much. Looking forward to have everyone here. Lorraine, Albert & me had a lobster feast. MJ was sick the last time we ate lobsters and made herself a plate of beans and weiners.

Lobster versus beans and weiners, I would always choose lobster. Rain started late afternoon and all evening. Pretty muggy also.
Gilles arrived in Charlo in the afternoon. In the evening, he went to a graduation for Gladys' nephew. Gilles came here to sleep and scared us in the trailer because we didn't expect anyone. I looked outside and saw him coming out of his truck and relaxed after seeing him.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 21 - Fishing trip

Yep, finally we went fishing. The last leg of the road into the lake was a pot hole after another. Went with my bro and would have shot him if I didn't love him so much. And we didn't catch any fish to boot. Guess what, we had to come back the same way. Lynn went to get her canoe - 17'

June 22 - Family tree (sort off)

OK. for those who would like to follow us and know who I am talking about.

Brother: Albert - His wife: Lorraine (Charlo, N.B.)

My nephews:
Ronald - his son Josh (Wainwright, Alberta)
Gilles - his wife: Gladys, his son: Triston (Nova Scotia)

My two nieces:
Lynn - Sons: Toby and Blake (Charlo, N.B.)
Lise - her husband: Pierre, 2 daughers: Jessie, Shanie (Edmunston, N.B.)

Cousins: Norma, Marjorie, Nicole, Real, Yvon, Sophie.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 18 & 19 - MJ to Moncton

Yep, Lynn and MJ and Blake went on another road trip to Moncton. This time Lynn bought a 17 ft kayak. No roof rack, so had to leave it there until Sunday. Nothing much to report today.

Friday, June 18, 2010

June 17 - Thursday

Haven't been doing much in the past few days. However, one very sad event has happened in our family.--- My bro went to see a neurologist and pass a bunch of tests on Wednesday in Moncton. He was loosing muscles and his strength. He was diagnosed with ALS. All of us are very shocked by this diagnose. The Doctor told him he could live from 2 to 5 years. My research on the net says the same thing. Albert sort of knew this could be ALS. It all started about a year and a half ago and got worse in time. He has to pass more test, but looks like it will be the same result. I have been looking on the net to find something positive about this disease and nothing yet.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 12, Saturday - Lobster dinner

Weather has turned out nice. Sunny for last 3 days. Went to the medical clinic yesterday, because I couldn't stand the back pain any more. Doc gave me some pain killer and anti inflamatory meds to try and get rid of the pain. He told me an injury like this could take 2 to 6 weeks to clear up. O Joy. Don't know when we can go fishing. We had lobster again tonight for dinner. Very good. Congratulations to our friends Gerald & Janice who got married today.

Monday, June 7, 2010

June 6th, Sunday - Rain again.

Weather is consistant - rain. But, who is complaining? Niece Lise and family left. Now it's just too quiet here. How nice. MJ & I went shopping. I bought a pair of jeans and 2 pairs of comfy pants for the evening ( PJ bottoms). Lynn and sons came over for a bit. Pic of new box on trailer and the yard where the vehicles are all parked. If anyone gets confused with all the names I write down, let me know and I'll do a write up on all the Goulette clan. Then in July, I'll do another one when our relatives from Montreal come down. MJ is getting to know a few more french words, (no not swear words). My cold seems to be just about over. Hee haw.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 5th, Saturday - Lobster day

Fun day with Lynn and her kids. Lise and hubby and her kids. Albert, Lorraine, MJ & me. Noisy - just a bit. We had lobsters for dinner. 3 lb size again. What a feast. However, weather is not co-operating for us to do anything outside. Went for a truck ride with Lynn, Toby and Blake, but couldn't get out of the truck because it was cold and raining. Has to get better some time before summer is over. We would like to put a few days of fishing somewhere in there.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June 3rd & 4th, Thursday & Friday - Kayak hunting.

Long story short - Niece Lynn wants a 16 ft Boreal Design kayak. She will jump over the moon to get one. We went all over hell's creation on Thursday and Friday to find a used one because new ones cost an arm and a leg. She loves to drive so on Friday we ended up in Moncton which is about 190 miles from here. We first started by going to St Louis de Kent where some guy sold these kayaks, but no used one, so Lynn said let's go to Moncton, so away we went. Still no kayak. However, we laughed a lot along the trip. My other niece: Lise and hubby Pierre and 2 kids Jessie and Shanie arrived Friday for the week end. The house was full on Friday evening with 2 nieces and their families, Albert, Lorraine, MJ, Sylvie and me. Had a great time. Will I go on another kayak hunting trip. NO. Cold is getting much better. Feeling like a human being again.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2nd. Slow day

Lorraine says that I must stop being sick so I can do more things to write on my blog. MJ & I went to Bathurst for a drive and stopped at the mall but couldn't find anything we needed. We went to visit Louise and Jen and lucky for me, Pat was there then Paula & Shelley came in to visit. I was very glad to see all of them. Hadn't seen Paula & Shelley for over 30 years. Louise & Jen redit their house and it looks fantastic.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1st

Went to the medical clinic and spent 3 hours waiting for the doctor to see me. Still don't know why this cough is not going away. Dr. told me I don't have asthma which I have had for over 30 years. Go figure. Watched the finale of Brothers & Sisters on the puter. Who died? Figured out how to take a picture on Lorraine's movie camera.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Monday May 31st - Smelts for dinner

MJ & Albert worked on Albert's quad. Went and emptied the black water from the trailer (not my best chore of the summer). Lynn and Blake dropped in for a bit in the afternoon and everybody watched Albert and I eat clams that he had dug up on the week end. What a feast. Wish we had those nice clams out west. They are so much better than the small clams we have in BC. Tried to figure out the movie/photo camera Lorraine got from our cousin. Not successful.
Will try tomorrow. Had smelts for dinner that Albert had fished last winter from his ice shanty. Another great dinner. Ya, Janice, had to mention food.